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  • Deep Survival

  • True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death
  • By: Laurence Gonzales
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981

After her plane crashes, a 17-year-old girl spends 11 days walking through the Peruvian jungle. Against all odds, with no food, shelter, or equipment, she gets out. A better equipped group of adult survivors of the same crash sits down and dies. What makes the difference?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating 1st Half, Cynical 2nd Half.

  • By Alex Curtis on 07-05-14

Unexpected but great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I picked this up expecting to get a series of survival stories one after another with a “lesson” to be learned from each but this book instead is a fantastic look at the psychology of survival. You still get the stories but it adds the biological as well as the social and psychological reasons why some would live, while others perish. Really great listen overall.

  • Spook

  • Science Tackles the Afterlife
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 847

In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book, gave me more questions then answers

  • By Brad on 07-31-08

Embarrassing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I had high hopes for this one, I love the subject matter but this book is a huge miss! On content alone I’d recommend not reading/listening. It really doesn’t get interesting until the last chapter or two which doesn’t make up for the fluff that preceded it. The author continually takes jabs at the people that she has interviewed/worked with, made all the worse by the degrading voices affected by the narrator. And let’s talk narration, whomever hired that woman should re-evaluate their career!! This is easily the worst narration I’ve listened to, the goofy accents bordering on offensive will keep you constantly cringing. I felt embarrassed for everyone involved in the reading of this one, how could the author possibly accept this reading???
Just avoid it, or listen to it to see how bad it really is........

  • The Killing Zone

  • My Life in the Vietnam War
  • By: Frederick Downs
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It dont mean nuthin.

  • By John OBrien on 06-21-17

Unlistenable

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I’m sure this is a great story but the narrator is the worst I’ve ever heard, definitely should have sampled this one first.

  • WAR

  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why we fight re-visited

  • By J on 09-20-10

Really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I’m a huge fan of Sebastian Junger not only as an author but as a person. The insight he brings to the stories he tells are second to none, War is no exception, it’s fascinating, engaging and terrifying. I greatly appreciated the telling the facts and the personal stories without the political aspects or any question of right or wrong about the war in Afghanistan. It’s about the people here not the politics. Junger is absolutely the right person to read as well, I can’t imagine anyone else doing it with the same feeling.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,127

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Almost perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

The only fault I can find is quite regularly it seems like the narrator was leaning away from the microphone, it’s fairly noticeable and takes you out of the story for a second as his voice drifts off. Other than that well read and of course one of the most captivating survival stories of the modern era.

  • Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

  • Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
  • By: Nicholas Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

While he was the curator of the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime military intelligence expert, began to discover tantalizing clues that suggested Ernest Hemingway's involvement in the Second World War was much more complex and dangerous than has been previously understood. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy brings to light for the first time this riveting secret side of Hemingway's life - when he worked closely with both the American OSS and the Soviet NKVD to defeat Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So entertaining you'd think it was fiction

  • By Austin on 03-16-17

Not for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-17

I found the performance to be one of the worst I've listened to, monotone and droning, the content is unexceptional made all the worse by lacklustre narration, this is the first book I've given up on.

  • Walking the Nile

  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations - Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt - to the Mediterranean coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By mr kieran j murphy on 11-10-16

Kept me interested

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

The story is very engaging my only issue (and it's a minor one) is the narration, most of the time it's excellent but the narrator isn't great with accents, especially near the end he drifts in and out of accents for the same character going from almost American to kind of African and then almost to British all for the same person. Anyway great listen overall

  • 438 Days

  • An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
  • By: Jonathan Franklin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751

438 Days is the miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history - as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'M ALIVE..

  • By Big jim Picotto on 12-04-15

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This story is unbelievable, one of the first books I've listened to that I didn't want to put down, it's well written and read, it never drags on and stays interesting throughout. Absolutely worth a credit!

  • Rough Riders

  • Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge up San Juan Hill
  • By: Mark Lee Gardner
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner's Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively listenable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar yet not fully known story will remind listeners of James Swanson's Manhunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Emphasis on This Event and The Times

  • By Brad on 09-04-18

A must listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

A fitting tribute to, and lesson in the history of the rough riders, the constant reading of names can wear a bit thin over time until you remember that these are in some cases the names of otherwise forgotten men. The performance is a bit flat but by the middle seems to fit with the book well. As a side, if this book doesn't make you sad at the state of the American presidency then you need to listen again, to think that the United States was once led by such a strong, honourable, hero and here we are with a lying, fraudulent C list reality tv star in the White House.

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